What is a Protective Award Claim – Dorothy Perkins

By Hannah Stewart-MacCallum - 11th February 2021

A Protective Award claim is an application for compensation that can be made when an employer doesn’t meet their obligation to consult with employees about collective redundancies.

How To Make A Protective Award Claim

Firstly, you need to know whether your job loss with your employer meets the criteria for making a Protective Award claim.

The conditions are:

  • Your employer has made more than 20 redundancies at your work location within a 90-day period
  • Your employer fails to follow the correct procedures when informing and consulting on redundancies

 

To check if you’re eligible to make a Protective Award Claim, you can use our free online eligibility checker.

If your place of work wasn’t one specific establishment, please contact us directly and we’ll check whether we can still make a Protective Award Claim on your behalf.

If you’re a member of a trade union, they can look into making a claim on your behalf. If your trade union aren’t able to assist, please get in touch as we can still make a claim for you.

If you’re not a member of a trade union, our Employment Lawyers can deal with your claim on your behalf.

To achieve a successful outcome in obtaining compensation from a Protective Award Claim, the Employment Tribunal must rule in your favour. Our team at Aticus Law are experienced in tribunals so you can be sure they’ll do all they can to get the best outcome.

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How much compensation will I get for a protective award claim?

You can be awarded up to 90 days’ pay from the Employment Tribunal if your employer didn’t consult with you at all about your redundancy. In certain circumstances this could be reduced – for example if your employer did some redundancy consultation.

The National Insurance Fund currently deals with compensation for Protective Award payments. The award can be up to eight weeks’ pay but the weekly pay cap is set at £538.

What is the deadline for making a claim?

There are strict deadlines for Protective Award Claims, set by the Employment Tribunal. We have three months less one day from the date you were made redundant.

If your employer has gone into administration, liquidation, or has recently become insolvent, It’s important to protect your legal rights by immediately seeking advice on making a claim.

Do I have to instruct an employment solicitor?

Making a Protective Award Claim isn’t an easy process and success can’t be guaranteed.

By instructing an employment expert, you’ll have someone on your side who the Employment Tribunal and how the process works, so they can get the job done for you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Why choose Aticus Law?

With over 30 years’ experience in dealing with successful protective award claims across the country, you can rest assured that our team have the expertise to get you the outcome you deserve.

Start your claim online today.

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